End of Life Care education to support Gold Standards Framework in care homes : Workshop One

WHEN : Wednesday 10 April 2019

TIME : 09:00 – 13:00

COST : This course has been subsidised by Jersey Hospice Care

VENUE : King Centre, Jersey Hospice Care



The course will be facilitated by members of our Specialist Palliative Care team and Nurse Champion.

About the Facilitators

Gail Edwards is the Nurse Champion at Jersey Hospice Care. Her primary role has been to support the implementation of the Gold Standards Framework throughout the community in Jersey. This evidenced based approach to end of life care helps develop the competency and confidence of staff to empower them to manage the palliative and end of life care needs of patients regardless of care setting.

Gail has spent 12 years in various nursing roles within Jersey Hospice Care, achieving a BSc Clinical Practice from the University of Southampton and is currently studying at Masters level. Gail is passionate about achieving ‘the one chance to get it right’ at the end of life by ensuring the right care is delivered to the right patient, at the right time, in the right place.

For this reason she works to improve her knowledge through continuous professional development and through delivering education in an engaging innovative style.


The half day course will cover:

  • Challenges of caring for the ageing population : demographics and disease trajectories
  • Systematic approach to end of life care : Sustaining/embedding GSF in Jersey – 1357 approach
  • National policies / local standards
  • Identifying deterioration and dying in residents
  • Dignity
  • Reflective practice
  • After Death Analysis

Who should attend?

The course is aimed at staff from care homes that have completed the Gold Standards Framework training.

Course details

This is the first of three workshops

Workshop One aims to enhance your understanding of how to provide proactive end of life care and support in a way that promotes dignity and ensures individuals feel respected and valued. You will explore the meaning of dignity in care.

It begins by explaining the policy guidance related to end of life care. It then describes ways of supporting the individual and their loved ones through the process of end of life care and explains the signs that may indicate an individual is nearing the end of their life.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify factors affecting end of life care
  • Apply the guidance to recognise deterioration and dying in residents and plan care accordingly
  • Know how dignity can be compromised and promoted